Whether you like it or not, shorts season is officially here, and what better time than the start of the month of May to refresh your collection? Because trust us, you're not going to want to wear your favorite vintage Levi's when the weatherman says, "It's going to be a hot one today, folks."
While denim shorts are undoubtedly an essential, this year, satin and ruffled versions, in keep with the S/S 17 trends, abound. The beauty of this is that many of these "fancy" shorts, if you will, are even chic enough for a night out. And to sweeten the deal, each one of these seven casual and dressy options is under $50.
With Memorial Day on the horizon, the coolest shorts are sure to start selling out, so we advise adding these affordable options to your cart post haste. (And to further prepare you for shorts season, check out the shoes we never wear with shorts.)
Shop our 7 favorite under-$50 pairs of shorts below!
Wear these embroidered daisy shorts with a white tee and flat sandals.
If there were ever a pair of shorts you could get away with wearing to work, these would be it.
Summer weekends call for easy, comfortable, cute shorts such as these.
The step-hem, two-tone denim trend isn't just for jeans.
You can never have too many high-waisted denim cutoffs.
Skip the heels, and pair these with flat embellished slides for nights out.